Entertainment District: Front & John

At 300 Front St W, 300 Front is situated firmly in Toronto’s thriving entertainment district, home to world-class theatre, excellent shopping, four professional sports teams at their home venues, nightlife, dining and cultural attractions, with many of the city’s most famous landmarks – including the CN Tower – found here. The Entertainment District is also home to a vibrant business community, making this a good destination for those who love to work and play hard.

The Toronto Entertainment District is bordered by the Financial District to the east, Spadina Avenue to the west, Queen Street West to the north and the Gardiner Expressway to the south. It is an excellent place for the urbanite with linkages to all necessary types of transportation. Located nearby is Union Station – a Canadian hub in rail and bus transportation – with access to GO Transit, Via Rail and the TTC. The Queen, King and Spadina streetcar lines also run through the District. There are two interchanges to the Gardiner Expressway, which connects to a broader highway network and the Toronto Island Airport only minutes away.

The neighbourhood truly blends old and new with its mosaic of newly constructed office and condominium towers and reconstructed historic manufacturing warehouses, office lofts and artists’ studios. Indeed, while the Entertainment District is the picture of modernity today, it is steeped in a rich history. In the 19th century, it was an upper class neighborhood that housed the Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada. It then transformed into a manufacturing district and housed many working class families. When the manufacturing sector began to diminish, the area fell into decline. Since the 1990s, it has entered a new and transformative phase and today it is the picture of economic growth and community vibrancy.

 

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